In the past three years, nearly 25 ESPN 100 players have revealed their college choice live on ESPN Recruiting Nation.
That number will grow once again during tomorrow’s National Signing Day Special on ESPNU (7 p.m. ET) when the Class of 2013′s No. 20 player, Kennedy Meeks (Georgetown or UNC), No. 25 Isaac Hamilton (San Diego State, UCLA, UNLV or UTEP) and No. 27 Tyler Roberson (Kansas, Syracuse or Villanova) join the hour-long program to announce their decision.
Also scheduled to join the program are Kansas coach Bill Self, Kentucky coach John Calipari and Memphis coach Josh Pastner.
As players put pen to paper on their national letters of intent, ESPN’s Paul Biancardi will be manning his own phone for updates from leading programs, coaches and players to deliver the news over the air. It’s an experience he knows well after a career in coaching that brought him to, among other leagues, the Big Ten (Ohio State), the Big East (Boston College) and the Horizon League (Wright State).
“At Wright State (as head coach) I signed a kid in late April who eventually became the Horizon League Player of the year,” Biancardi said. “It’s hard to find someone of that caliber in April, normally you try and find them the year before. I got the job in April and landed DaShaun Wood soon after; he became one of the best players in the history of Wright State basketball.” continue reading…